Today Stormzy consolidated his iconic status after being named ‘person of the year’ by the Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS).The award-winning grime artist – real name Michael Omari – was in Oxford to receive the award.“Today I received the “Person Of The Year” Award from the Oxford University ACS,” Stormzy wrote on Instagram.“I was in a room full of young black Kings & Queens who inspire me more than they could even imagine. Our future Leaders, CEO’s, Moguls etc. You lot gas me and motivate me. Let’s get it”.https://twitter.com/Stormzy1/status/884767295863738369Stormzy, who won best grime act at both the 2014 and 2015 MOBO awards, recently donated £9,000 to an Oxford student, Fiona Asiedu’s crowdfunding campaign to attend Harvard University. Asiedu gave the award to Stormzy at a conference earlier today.https://twitter.com/MansaCam/status/884789389729071104Oxford ACS is a student-run society, which works to “celebrate and represent” students of African and Caribbean heritage at Oxford University.In May, a photo campaign launched by the group – showing black students standing outside the Bodleian library – went viral, promising to “debunk myths on race”.Stormzy received his award during the group’s annual access conference, a day-long event aiming to “demystify the Oxford application process” for prospective black applicants. Stormzy addressed over 150 state school students of African and Caribbean heritage alongside Oxford students.Oxford ACS hailed Stormzy’s “amazing contributions” to the society.You’ve made some amazing contributions to our society and to the wider black community. #Merky #Problem #AAC2017 https://t.co/NSdjnPdEWM— #MoreThanASociety (@OxfordACS) July 11, 2017Speaking to Cherwell, the President of Oxford ACS, Renée Kapuku, said: “The person of the year award is annual. Stormzy was awarded this year for his outstanding contribution to the society and wider community. He has served as a role model to many young people, and demonstrated a profound commitment to education.“As a society dedicated to equipping young people of African and Caribbean heritage with the tools need to make the best choices for their future, Stormzy epitomizes everything we wish to impart on the students we engage with.“He demonstrates a passion which aligns with ours – using our platform and using the space we occupy to positively impact future generations. The Annual Access Conference, one of the largest student-led conferences in the U.K. for students of African and Caribbean heritage, is one of our greatest opportunities to do this.”
MANILA – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said social media platform Facebook have already started its crackdown on the surge of dummy accounts in the Philippines. “They (Facebook) just reported to us that they have already taken down many of these supposed or alleged impostor sites. Complaints continue to stream in, and they’re acting on these complaints,” NPC commissioner Raymund Liboro told CNN Philippines’ The Source. He disclosed that it is still too early to determine the cause on the sudden proliferation of the fraudulent Facebook accounts.“We understand that investigations of this type require also a little time and due diligence on their part, especially since Facebook has launched their own global response to this,” he added.Liboro also said that it is still “too early to determine” whether the case was brought about by an internal glitch or by external factors.“It’s either an internal glitch as they call it, or also, it could be the work of an external force,” Liboro said. “There’s a range of possibilities. We do not want to second guess at this point or offer any conjectures about this occurrence.”“We will have to wait for their technical review, for evidence to accompany any determination about what happened. It’s too early to determine anything at this point,” he added.The NTC commissioner is also optimistic that the Facebook could give them a report within the week due to its security and privacy aspects.“I suppose and I expect Facebook will not tolerate the creation of impostor accounts or dummy accounts. It really undermines their business model. It undermines their image as a platform that can be trusted,” Liboro said./PN
As of the 11:00 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center announced that Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans.———————————————–LOCATION…27.8N 88.7WABOUT 95 MI…150 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVERABOUT 200 MI…320 KM SE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANAMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHESA Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast from the Mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City.A Storm Surge Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast from the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach.A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabamaborder…and for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans.A Storm Surge Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast from the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.While South Florida is not going to be impacted by Barry, heavy rains and flooding are expected from the Florida Panhandle to Texas.